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Huis Ten Bosch – A Dutch Theme Park Just Outside Of Nagasaki

Huis Ten Bosch – A Dutch Theme Park Just Outside Of Nagasaki

Huis Ten Bosch – The giant Dutch amusement park city that you’ve never heard of. 

Hotel Review: Staying At Robot Hotels Is Not As Fun As It Seems

Hotel Review: Staying At Robot Hotels Is Not As Fun As It Seems

Henn-Na Hotel (Dan’s Rating: 2/5) Known to be the first robot hotel, but known to me to be staffed by incompetent robots.

ANA Business Class: A Relaxing Ride From NRT To LAX

ANA Business Class: A Relaxing Ride From NRT To LAX

I had miles expiring with Singapore Air that I had to burn on this flight. I absolutely didn’t want to waste these miles on this flight though.  Mostly because it’s about 10 hours because of the tailwinds from Tokyo to Los Angeles.  The other way […]

The Nagasaki Chronicles: Journey to Battleship Island

The Nagasaki Chronicles: Journey to Battleship Island

Battleship Island was originally a coal mining town, but later abandoned when the mines ran dry.  Over 40 years of typhoons and rough weather has decayed this city into a beautiful disaster.

Award Booking Strategies: Tokyo To LAX in ANA Business Class

Award Booking Strategies: Tokyo To LAX in ANA Business Class

After spending a month in Japan, it was time to go back to life in Los Angeles. I knew I had to get back, but I didn’t book a flight in advance.  This left me in a predicament.  I had to find a way to […]

The Nagasaki Chronicles: Getting Tickets for Battleship Island

The Nagasaki Chronicles: Getting Tickets for Battleship Island

Would you go to a place just because it has a cool name? I would…and I did!

Anata No Warehouse: The Scariest Japanese Arcade I Could Find

Anata No Warehouse: The Scariest Japanese Arcade I Could Find

I didn’t set off in an adventure to find the scariest arcade in Japan, but that’s how things ended up.  It was one of the coolest destinations I found on Atlas Obscura and I just happen to like arcades.  I also like not being murdered.

Cremia Is The Most Delicious Ice Cream You Will Ever Have

Cremia Is The Most Delicious Ice Cream You Will Ever Have

The title says it all. Cremia is a special type of ice cream that I have only seen in Japan.  It’s not available everywhere and it costs much more than regular ice cream, but is absolutely worth it.

Getting Paid To Stay At Hotels: First Cabin Nagasaki

Getting Paid To Stay At Hotels: First Cabin Nagasaki

Some people work hard at trying to make more money. I find it easier trying to save more money.  So I find sales and promotions that I can take advantage of the save money while traveling…and it works out even better when I’m getting paid […]

Unusual Eats: Horse Sashimi and Whale Bacon in Nagasaki

Unusual Eats: Horse Sashimi and Whale Bacon in Nagasaki

At an izakaya called 炉端亜紗 喜三郎 (Kozaburo Kirisaki) in Nagasaki, I noticed two unusual menu options: whale and horse.  I haven’t really thought about eating those two creatures before, but since I had the opportunity I went for it.